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How to Run Your Solo Practice Like a Business

  You have to understand business in order to run a solo practice. Of course, I didn’t realize that at first.  I would take clients without even asking for a deposit toward costs. I would take cases with poor liability and questionable damages. And sometimes I would pursue a claim after learning no insurance was […]

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7 SEO Scams Lawyers Need to Avoid

  Take it from a self-hating marketer, SEO is a scummy industry. There are a ton of agencies marketing themselves to lawyers and promising results they can’t necessarily deliver.  As any savvy professional knows, past successes do not guarantee future results. Anyone who says they do is probably trying to cash your check. Because marketing […]

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Improve Your Productivity by Reducing Pain Points

  Consider your daily struggles and what you could accomplish if you minimized them. That is what productivity looks like for you. So when you’re evaluating new productivity software, you must make sure that it fits your purpose. To critically evaluate technology offerings, ask: Does nearly everyone need to use this program most of the time for […]

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Five Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Law Firms and Solo Practitioners

  There are so many benefits of cloud computing for small law firms and solo practitioners. Trust me, I know from experience. My family law firm transitioned to the cloud in 2016, and we have never looked back. The term “cloud computing” has a wide and broad breadth. Technically, your Gmail account is a form of cloud […]

Do You Have the Mindset for Success? A New Tool Helps You Find Out!

  As I’ve worked with hundreds of successful attorneys in every field of law throughout the country, and I’ve learned that what best determines their lifelong success, progress, achievement, and satisfaction are the mindsets they develop to move themselves forward. Dan Sullivan, founder and president of The Strategic Coach Inc., describes a mindset as “an ingrained and particular […]

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7 Tips for Building Trust at Your Firm Through Written Work

  Trust is key to every lawyer’s success. Until your name is on the marquee of a white shoe firm, trust is earned not given. At the associate level, you must convince your law firm’s partners to trust you and your work so that they keep giving you opportunities. So how do you do that?  Since lawyers spend […]